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Location: Fairview Park, Ohio
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Buckeye Jams anyone? 6 Replies

Started by Richard F. Benjamin. Last reply by Jim McHie Jan 3, 2011.

Bluegrass Music

Started by Dave Wells Jun 3, 2010.


Started by Dave Wells Apr 14, 2010.

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Comment by Jim McHie on May 27, 2012 at 7:37am

That is awesome.  I am always on the lookout for something like that a bit closer to home (which for me would be the Columbus/Marysville area).  On this site Acoustic Newb still has some decent traffic, good contributions.

Comment by Richard F. Benjamin on May 27, 2012 at 6:27am

Hey Jim, due to stupidity (on my part) and a variety of health issues for me and the wife, I have not been visiting on the forum. We are free and clear of these things, and are back. If anyone has any info on any functions please post here. I will start things off with a posting for a jam that happens on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in Westlake Oh. 2116 Dover Center Road, at the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve. We meet in the chapel from 6:30p-8:30p. This will be our 7th month on Jun 12th, and all are welcome. We have a variety of folk, old time, oldies, bluegrass and country. Usually, about 10-12 folks show up and we have a very good time. We've got some seasoned vets and some newer folks. So please, please post here with any get togethers that are coming up.

Comment by Jim McHie on May 7, 2012 at 5:50pm

Hate to see these groups fall into Internet oblivion for lack of use.  Is information like this for festivals, recitals and acoustic jams in Ohio being posted elsewhere?

Comment by Jim McHie on August 28, 2011 at 7:51pm
Haven't seen a post since end of May . . . is the season over? Anything good coming up late summer/fall?
Comment by Joe Allen on May 31, 2011 at 8:01pm
The show to go to every year is the MACC. Hoover Y-Park in South Columbus/Obetz area. This is the ultimate Bluegrass fan weeklong party! Go to to see the line-up. The facility has showers, food and is close enough to everything. People start camping the Sunday before just to get the party started and the all night jams can't be beat with the line up of who's who in Bluegrass!
Comment by Kay Poor on May 31, 2011 at 2:16pm
Springfield has a arts festival every year  June-July. It might be too late to sign up as a band but you can come to check it out. It is FREE!
Comment by Jim McHie on May 30, 2011 at 3:58pm
The weather just turned nice and I'm looking forward to hearing about events in Ohio for this year!
Comment by Joe Rollin Porter on November 20, 2010 at 12:30pm
Hey Group: try not to miss the 10th annual Woodchoppers Ball in Kent on December 11. Ten (count 'em: 10) acoustic guitarists: Briank Henke, Pete Huttlinger, Mark Sganga, Patrick Woods, Kerry Kean, Helen Avakian, Shohei Toyada, Major Lee, Joe Rollin Porter, and emcee Charley Brown. Proceeds go to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless.
Comment by Warren Bendler on November 18, 2010 at 11:49am
Good news! Heights Guitars, in Cleveland Hts. is live and well! This shop is my favorite in North Eastern Ohio, and us locals were worried it might go out of business when the owner, Greg Stiles passed away last year. But some great people bought it out and saved it. They kept the same friendly vibe and are adding new stock and lines. The service department is still first rate, too. I just came back from getting my Rickenbacker set up there and they did a great job on it. So go check them out!
Comment by Sam Lester on September 3, 2010 at 11:13pm
Welcome new guys and gals! Sounds to me like we are getting some very talented people in this group. (John Horne; your guitar work is really nice)
For those of you that love old rock-n-roll, I saw Phil Dirt and the Dozers again last night at Portsmouth River days festival. If you love rock-n-roll, you've got to see them. They are FANTASTIC! They do Four Seasons, Beach Boys, Elvis, Sam Cooke, Platters, Eagles, Orleans, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Allman Brothers, and many, many others. What separates them from most oldies groups is that they are, in all instances, actually better than the originals. You
absolutely cannot sit still while you are at their show. I saw "old geezers" dancing with groups of teenage girls. My daughter (in Westerville) took a rock-n-roll course in college when she went to OU. She loves it. I can't wait for her to go see the Dozers with me.
Anyway, when do you all want to set up a jam session? I really would like to before it gets cold. If we can get maybe 10 or more to attend somewhere around Columbus, I'll make arrangements. (I'm retired, so I do have the time to put into this.) I was thinking; a Saturday or Sunday in October; maybe at a restaurant, hotel, or American Legion, starting at around noon and ending when our fingers can no longer play. Maybe the 2nd or 3rd weekend in October would be great. Please all of you, respond. I know 3 or 4 of us that said they'd attend. I want to start calling places next week. Let me know so that I can get an idea of how many people to set up for. GO BUCKS!
Hope to see you soon,
Sam Lester

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